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Strawberry Almond Pudding Cups

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a dessert with some healthy fats and antioxidant-promoting goodies like vitamin C

Strawberries provide lots of vitamin C which help promote antioxidants that help protect our bodies from free radical damage that can contribute to cancer or heart disease. Almonds provide lots of healthy omega-3 fats, fiber, and vitamin E. They can help in reducing blood sugar levels and cholesterol. This dessert is void of any refined sugars yet delightfully sweet and not overwhelmingly so. It’s sweetened with the natural sugars found in strawberries, a little bit of honey, and date syrup. Date syrup is commonly used in Middle Eastern cooking and has a thick consistency like that of molasses. Reducing your sugar intake can change your palate, allowing you to fulfill your sweet-tooth cravings with less sugar.

Strawberry Almond Pudding Cups

  • Servings: 6 ramekins
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Ingredients:

2 cups almond milk
1/4 cup corn flour
1/2 cup finely crushed almonds
1 egg
1½ to 2 tbs honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup strawberries, chopped (plus 3 whole strawberries to garnish)
¼ cup roasted almonds, roughly chopped
date syrup to drizzle

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Add almond milk, corn flour, finely crushed almonds (using a food processor), egg, honey, and vanilla extract to a bowl and whisk together well.
  2. In each ramekin add a scoop of chopped strawberries. Then take your almond milk mixture and fill the 6 ramekins evenly.
  3. Add ramekins to a deep-sided baking tray then carefully add boiling water to coat the bottom of the tray.
  4. Add tray into the oven for about 20 minutes until the mixture becomes pudding-like.
  5. Carefully remove from the oven put in the fridge to cool down for about an hour.
  6. Garnish each pudding cup with with fresh strawberries, chopped almonds, and a drizzle of date syrup. Serve and enjoy!

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